Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13
or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report
(Date of earliest
|September 13, 2004|
|A. O. Smith Corporation |
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
| (I.R.S. Employer|
|P.O. Box 245008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-9508|
|(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)|
|(Registrants telephone number, including area code)|
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On September 13, 2004, A. O. Smith Corporation (the Company) issued a news release reducing the Companys third quarter and full year earnings estimates. A copy of the Companys news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this Current Report) and is incorporated by reference herein.
On September 14, 2004, the Company will hold a Conference Call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time in connection with the Companys announcement reducing the third quarter and full year earnings estimates.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.
(c) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
(99.1) News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated September 13, 2004.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|A. O. SMITH CORPORATION|
|Date: September 13, 2004||By:||/s/ Kenneth W. Krueger |
|Kenneth W. Krueger|
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Exhibit Index to Current Report on Form 8-K Dated September 13, 2004.
|99.1||News Release of A. O. Smith Corporation, dated September 13, 2004.|